Weather Alert(3)!
"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... * locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.2-10.8.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.6-11.2.......moderate... , "Special Statement" ...Heavy snow will impact Middlesex...New London...southeastern New Haven and Suffolk counties... At 635 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working northwest from off the ocean towards Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inch(es) per hour...winds gusts to 40 mph...and whiteout conditions are expected with these snow bands. Travel is not recommended in this area this evening as Road conditions will quickly deteriorate and become dangerous over the next 2 hours. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area. NV -- Monday Jan.26 15,08:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Hot Spots: Weekly Watch for April 8 through April 11

Food, Wine, & Dining, Music, Movies & Entertainment, Hot Spots & Night Life, Seasonal & Current Events

It's Hamptons Restaurant Week! See what other events and entertainment is in store on Long Island this week!

The week is starting off on a high note with Hamptons Restaurant Week. Enjoy tasteful dishes through April 17 at participating restaurants on Long Island. Monday is also the day you can take on line dancing class at North Bellmore American Legion Post. On Tuesday, head over to Levittown Library for a visit from Marty Adler, the founder of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame. During the evening, enjoy a game of hockey between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum. On Wednesday, enjoy traditional American music at Islip Public Library and open mic night at Four Doors Down Sports Bar. On Thursday, head over to Ballet Long Island for beginners tap dancing. Thursday night is also when the 20th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza takes place at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. Check out the details below!

MONDAY – APRIL 8, 2013

Who: Hamptons Restaurant Week
Info: Hamptons Restaurant Week continues to run through April 17. Participating restaurants are offering three course prix fixe menus for $19.95 and/or $27.95 all night. On Saturday, the special menu is only offered until 7 p.m. Some of the participating restaurants include Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill, Cowfish, East by Northeast, Legends Restaurant, La Maison Blanche, and Casa Basso. Check out all the participating restaurants.
Cost: $19.95 or $27.95
Time & Place: Check participating restaurant for details.

Who: Beginner Line Dance Class At North Bellmore American Legion Post 1749
Info: The class is intended for beginners and is led by Marianne Taylor. Learn line dance moves like the shuffle and kickball change and much more!
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 6:30PM at North Bellmore American Legion Post 1749m 1298 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore – (516) 679-5520

TUESDAY – APRIL 9, 2013

Who: A Journey Back To Brooklyn With Marty Adler At Levittown Library
Info: Marty Adler, the founder of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame takes you back in time recounting interesting stories from baseball’s golden age. He’ll also discuss Brooklyn’s history, covering celebrities and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2PM at Levittown Library’s Community Rooms A & B, One Bluegrass Lane, Levittown – (516) 731-5728

Who: New York Islanders Vs. Philadelphia Flyers At Nassau Coliseum
Info: The New York Islanders is hosting an NHL hockey matchup game with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Cost: $39.30 to $243.85
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303

WEDNESDAY – APRIL 10, 2013

Who: Traditional American Music At Islip Public Library
Info: The program is hosted by the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and the program will be presented by Maria Fairchild and George Cannova.  It’ll feature traditional American music, songs, and dance tunes from the 1850s to 1930s. Music will also be brought to life with banjos, guitars, mandolins and vocal harmonies.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM at Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Avenue, Islip – (631) 245-0675

Who: Open Mic Night at Four Doors Down Sports Bar
Info: Open mic night is emceed by veteran musician Chris Hurley. Come down for a fun night of singing.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 11:30PM at Four Doors Down Sports Bar, 10560 Main Road, Mattituck – (631) 298-8311

THURSDAY – APRIL 11, 2013

Who: Adult Beginners Tap At Ballet Long Island
Info: Learn to tap dance for fun or to get in shape. At Ballet Long Island, its beginners tap classes include preparatory exercises, barre, center technique, across the floor progressions and choreographed routines. It offers 8 classes with tuition.
Cost: $50 For 8 Classes
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 8:30PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964

Who: 20th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza At The Roosevelt Hotel
Info: Enjoy a connoisseur’s evening complete with rare and exceptional single malt, Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world. There’s also a dinner buffet and a selection of premium imported cigars available.
Cost: $175
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM at The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue and 45th Street, New York – (800) 990-1991

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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